I’ve been in the mood to do a holiday book tag (because I have to do a least a couple of them this month) and I found this one over on Fantastic Book Dragon (the original tag was made by booktuber GirlReading). It looked like a lot of fun, and I haven’t done it before, so I decided to try it.
A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?
I’m going to go with the Claremont-Diaz family from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Because I love them, and I think it would be such a fun time. Even better if it’s in the White House.
A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
My favorite bookish gift is a good reading mug. I don’t care if it’s for tea or coffee, but I always love a mug with book references on it. A favorite is my first lines of literature mug.
A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf?
(Thank you to Mayke for letting me know I left this one blank! I should not wait to write my posts until the last minute.) I’m going with Annette from Would Like to Meet because she is the perfect mix of sassy and sweet. She’s basically already an elf.
Match a book to it’s perfect Christmas song.
This is such a difficult question, but I think I have one! I’m going with “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Both are kind of about moving on with your lives after a war has ended. Even though there have been difficulties, there are good things, too. It might be a stretch, but I’m going with it.
Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
Recently, I was really disappointed by The Whisper Man by Alex North. This was supposed to be a thriller, and it just was not exciting at all. It was actually more of a family drama. Which would have been fine if I’d cared about any of the characters. This was definitely more boring than thrilling.
A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?
This is kind of a weird pick, but a book I think deserves more love is Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World by Jeff Henigson. This is a really fun memoir about a teenage boy who, after being diagnosed with brain cancer, tries to use his Starlight Children’s Foundation wish to meet Gorbachev and attempt to talk him out of nuclear war. I loved it, and I think more people need to read it. If you want a memoir that kind of feels like fiction, read this.
Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully christmassy feel to it.
Can I say Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas? Because there is literally a red Christmas stocking on a green background. You can just ignore that it’s a stocking-shaped blood bag and not an actual stocking.
A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it.
I’m going with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for this one. It’s one of my favorite books of all time, and I think it’s perfect to get in the holiday mood (without being holiday overload.
That’s it for this tag! I hope you all enjoyed it! If you’d like to participate, consider yourself tagged. Happy reading!